Friday brings a huge schedule of US and Canadian horse racing with no fewer than 11 meetings taking place in what is sure to be an exciting evening’s action across the pond.

Belmont Park, Charles Town, Evangeline Downs, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream, Hawthorne, Laurel Park, Lone Star, Penn National, Santa Anita, and Woodbine are Friday’s host courses with a grand total of 101 races, meaning there are loads of opportunities for punters.

We begin the busy day of action at Laurel Park where nine races are to be run between 17:40-21:54 before Belmont Park takes over with 11 races going from 17:50-23;22.

There is plenty of graded action at the New York course and the 22:50 New York Stakes is a prestigious fillies’ Grade One.

One to keep an eye on will be Rougir (SP) who is a five-time winner, including in her latest outing at Belmont Park while Virginia Joy (SP) comes into the race having won at Grade Two level previously.

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Next is a trip to Canada for Woodbine’s eight-race card between 18:10-21;51 before we swing back to the USA for a mammoth 12-race card at Gulfstream between 18:15-00:10.

The 23:06 Handicap sees Betfred offer its “Extra Place” promotion meaning three places are being paid out instead of two and one who could fare well is Headline Hunter (SP), who won well in a Stakes race two starts ago.

Next up is Hawthorne where 10 races are planned for 20:50-01:06 before Santa Anita’s nine races run from 21:00-01:21.

Golden Gate Fields comes next with nine races running from 21:15-01:36 with the 00:05 Allowance Optional Claiming ran over a mile another race where punters can win from three places.

One to watch is Cecile’s Chapter (SP) who won the latest of her three races at Golden Gate Fields last month.

Next is Penn National with eight races set for between 23:00-02:10 before Evangeline Downs set to go to post from 23:30 with the last of nine races at 03:07.

Charles Town’s eight races run from 00:00-03:32 before Lone Star completes the evening’s action with eight races from 00:35-03:51.

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